Buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter candies, are crafted to look like their namesake, the shiny dark nuts of the Buckeye tree—the official state tree of Ohio.
Recipe Ingredients:1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)
- Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla, beating well. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended.
- Shape into 3/4-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets. Insert a wooden pick into top of each ball. Freeze at least 2 hours.
- Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. dip each frozen ball into chocolate, coating three-fourths of ball. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets, and chill until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in a cool area or the refrigerator.
Makes about 9 dozen confections.